Wikipedia:WikiProject New Mexico

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Welcome to WikiProject New Mexico, a collaboration to improve Wikipedia's coverage of the state of New Mexico (history, geography, biographies, and more) and the organization of information and articles on this topic. This page and its subpages contain suggestions and resources; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of Wikipedians interested in New Mexico. If you would like to help, please join us and see the to-do list and the talk page.

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  • The goal of this WikiProject is to provide complete coverage on subjects related to New Mexico, by expanding articles on people, places, and things resident or native to New Mexico.


  • This project proposes to work with all pages related to the state of New Mexico, its history, geography, and people.


  • All settlements should have {{Infobox City}}
  • All bios should have an appropriate biographical infobox
  • Other articles for which infoboxes exist should have them (sports teams, legislature, etc.)
  • All articles should be properly categorized, and have a {{WikiProject New Mexico}} on their talk page
  • Stubs should be properly sorted
  • Spanish names and terms should be given with the proper diacritics where applicable.

Open tasks[edit]

edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Wikipedia:WikiProject New Mexico:

Here are some tasks awaiting attention:
Note: To Watch this to-do list, click on "watch" at top right of this table. Watching the page it is transcluded on won't watch the to-do list.

All members should always feel free to patrol the recent changes list to note improvements, other changes, or vandalism of articles within the scope of this project.


Featured article star.svg Featured Articles (WP:FA)[edit]

The following NM articles are recognized as Featured Articles (not necessarily due to work by this WikiProject).

Cscr-candidate.png Featured article candidates (WP:FAC)[edit]

The following articles are in review for Featured Article status, undergoing post-Good Article peer review, or have been assessed as A-class articles on the Wikipedia 1.0 Assessment Scale (annotate as to which):

  • None at this time.

Cscr-featured-strike.png Former Featured Articles[edit]

  • None at this time.

Symbol support vote.svg Good Articles (WP:GA)[edit]

The following NM articles are recognized as Good Articles:

GA candidate.svg Good Article candidates (WP:GAC)[edit]

The following NM articles are in review as Good Article candidates, undergoing pre-Good Article peer review, or have been assessed as B-class articles on the Wikipedia 1.0 Assessment Scale (annotate as to which):

  • None at this time.

Symbol unsupport vote.svg Delisted Good Articles[edit]

  • None at this time.

DYK questionmark icon.png "Did you know?" articles (WP:DYK)[edit]

New Mexico has been featured on the English Wikipedia Main Page with these Did you know "hooks":

To nominate a DYK yourself, see Wikipedia:Did you know.

New Mexico is the state with the least surface water area; see List of U.S. states and territories by area.

In the news[edit]

These New Mexico related articles have appeared on English Wikipedia's Main Page, in the "In the news" column:

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Please feel free to include in this WikiProject any New Mexico-related articles that you create or find. To include an article in this project, put {{WikiProject New Mexico|class=|importance=}} at the top of the article's talk page. The article will appear in the next update of our quality log. New articles that have an interesting or unusual fact in them should be suggested for the Did you know? box on the Main Page. Please also put new articles into a New Mexico category. If you cannot decide which one, use our main category: put [[Category:New Mexico]] at the bottom of the article, just above any links to other language Wikipedia.



Rates articles for both quality and importance to this project. Assessment is not peer review (see below), but a quick rating of the article and (where warranted) brief comments on how to improve the article. -->

In-project peer review[edit]

Peer review of articles for areas for improvement, performed by this project rather than Wikipedia-wide; good for both a first take on Start-class articles, and for focused improvement efforts before Good Article and Featured Article review. In contrast to Wikipedia-wide peer review, which focuses on Wikipedia standards, in-project peer review typically focuses on the quality of the article from a topical standpoint; both are equally valuable but very different review processes. In contrast to assessment, peer review is a detailed review.

  • No requests at this time



{{NewMexico-stub}} for the bottom of very short articles:

There are also {{NewMexico-geo-stub}} for locations and {{NewMexico-politician-stub}} for (obviously) politicians.

NOTE: Stubs are managed by the Stub-sorting WikiProject. Before creating a new stub, you should propose it at Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting/Proposals. See Wikipedia:Stub for general guidelines on proposing stub templates and categories. DO NOT simply create new stub templates, as these will be deleted.


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{{WikiProject United States|NM=yes}} should be placed on the talk pages of relevant articles to put them under the project's radar:

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{{New Mexico}}—use sparingly as it is large. Basically, if the article doesn't appear in the navbox, the navbox should probably not appear on the article.

{{Albuquerque}}—for Albuquerque-related topics.

{{Santa Fe}}—for Santa Fe-related topics.


{{Infobox settlement}}, for all cities and towns. Example to the right:

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Flag of Santa Fe, New Mexico
Nickname(s): The City Different
Location in the State of New Mexico
Location in the State of New Mexico
Coordinates: 35°40′2″N 105°57′52″W / 35.66722°N 105.96444°W / 35.66722; -105.96444
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Santa Fe
Founded ca. 1607-8
 • Mayor David Coss
 • Total 37.4 sq mi (96.9 km2)
 • Land 37.3 sq mi (96.7 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 7,320 ft (2,231 m)
Population (2005)
 • Total 70,631
 • Density 1,888.5/sq mi (728.9/km2)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)


  • Category:New Mexico (main article category)—major subcategories (many with subcategories of their own):


The following periodicals are available through various online subscription databanks in abstract, citation, or full text versions. If you wish any information from them, please send me an e-mail with your e-mail address and indicate what information from which journals and I will forward it to you. John Carter (talk) 18:47, 6 February 2011 (UTC)

  • Albuquerque Journal (2000-2006)


Please feel free to add yourself here, and to indicate any areas of particular interest.

All partcipants should feel free to add {{User WikiProject New Mexico}} to their userpages to identify themselves as partcipants in the project. Also, put this page on your watchlist so you'll get notice of changes here and on the project talk page.

Active participants[edit]

  1. Atomic Energy505 (talk · contribs) - Resident of Northern New Mexico! Born and raised in Santa Fe and educated in the local school system. Know a lot about the regions history!
  2. Bill-on-the-Hill (talk · contribs) 04:18, 28 April 2007 (UTC) -- mainly knowledgeable about stuff in the northern half in the state, both geographical and historical
  3. BK2011 (talk · contribs) 03:05, 8 February 2011 (UTC) Resident of Las Cruces, works for the Diocese of Las Cruces Mainly expert in Gadsden Purchase and history up to present day. Also the son of a WSSC comp. programer. high school student.
  4. Camerafiend (talk · contribs) 02:49, 19 July 2010 (UTC) - Albuquerque native, interested in historic landmarks and a wide range of other NM topics.
  5. Carptrash (talk · contribs) - I live in Dixon and have contributed to that article, to Po'pay, KLDK and to a couple of local military actions. I'm interested in the Architecture of New Mexico as well as the Sculpture of New Mexico - both of which appear in red but might exist with another name. Carptrash (talk) 21:08, 14 June 2008 (UTC)
  6. Ebear422 (talk · contribs) Live in San Antonio, Socorro County (8 years); former Taoseño (20 years) and Madroid (9 years before that) 18:26, 29 October 2009 (UTC)
  7. Emann15 (talk) 00:12, 3 April 2013 (UTC)
  8. JerryFriedman (talk · contribs) 20:57, 21 April 2007 (UTC), mostly for occasional article improvements and photos, especially flora and fauna up here around Spaña, Santa Fe, etc.
  9. John Carter (talk · contribs) 17:44, 16 April 2007 (UTC)
  10. JShwah (talk · contribs), 04:24, 11 Feburary 2013 (EST) East coast, want to learn more about New Mexico and possibly move there. If there is a payment for this entire section I will gladly take the time to finish it myself..
  11. Martylunsford (talk · contribs)14:30, 14 June 2008 (UTC) I grew up in Roswell, and I've written or contributed to several articles on NM. (Bottomless Lakes State Park, Bonito Lake, Pastura, New Mexico). Currently working to complete the List of New Mexico state parks.
  12. Mattokunhayashi (talk · contribs) - Resident of Raton, New Mexico. Can improve on geography-related articles. 23:15, 5 July 2009 (UTC)
  13. Murcielago (talk · contribs) 18:52, 15 April 2007 (UTC)
  14. NerdyScienceDude (talk · contribs) Resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico, born in Las Cruces, New Mexico
  15. PerryPlanet (talk · contribs) 18:51, 23 May 2007 (UTC) -- mostly know about Albuquerque, with a little bit of knowledge of Santa Fe and places north.
  16. Postoak (talk · contribs) - 19:38, 9 September 2007 (UTC)
  17. ridenm (talk · contribs) - Long time Albuquerque resident, currently UNM student in Prof. Writing program. I am wrapping up an internship at the National Atomic Museum, and I'm fleshing out that page. I look forward to constructive criticism helping me to learn the WP interface and conventions.
  18. Skoch3 (talk · contribs) -- Lived in Albuquerque since June 2003. Have worked at Sandia National Laboratories and currently at University of New Mexico. Maybe most likely contribution would be to take a photo.
  19. SMcCandlish (talk · contribs) 11:22, 14 April 2007 (UTC) (mostly interested in project infrastructure and gnoming, like applying the project banner to article talk pages and stuff. I only just moved back to this state after 13 years away, so I'm not "up" on things...)
  20. Spireguy (talk · contribs) 02:53, 26 May 2007 (UTC) -- Native and resident of Albuquerque. Currently I'm mostly interested in mountain geography, but I watch a few other articles as well, such as ABQ itself.
  21. Synchronism (talk · contribs) - March 5, 2009
  22. Taram (talk) 05:23, 23 May 2013 (UTC) - Grew up in Mescalero, Gallup, and Albuquerque; worked in allied health in Farmington, Mountainair, and back in Albuquerque.
  23. Yworo (talk · contribs), primarily interested in Taos, Taos Pueblo and Taos Society of Artists
  24. Drumlineramos (talk · contribs), I've lived both in Albuquerque and Chicago. I have been trying my best to monitor transit related articles (ie: Rail Runner, ABQ RIDE, etc...) as well as getting the rest of the Transit systems on Wikipedia.

Inactive participants[edit]

  1. BAlvarius (talk · contribs) In Rodeo, Hidalgo county - No activity since December 2010
  2. Chikinsawsage (talk · contribs) 19:37, 30 September 2007 (UTC) – Interest mainly in helping create a complete, accurate, useful and well formatted list(s) of all New Mexico municipalities. Also add infoboxes, re-categorize municipalities where necessary. - No activity since August 2010
  3. CôteD'Ivoire2 (talk · contribs) I have a home in New Mexico - No activity since July 2010
  4. MMcA (talk · contribs) Graduate degree in English from UNM, specialist in literature of New Mexico with refereed publications. - No activity since January 2011
  5. SchnitzelMannGreek (talk · contribs) - Interested in native-American culture especially the Pueblo and Navajo. Feel free to assign me stuff on my talk page. 03:43, 1 July 2009 (UTC) - No activity since October 2009
  6. Spongefrog (talk · contribs) - Well, I'll be honest with you. I only joined so I could assess SchnitzelMannGreek's (above me) article about Zia (New Mexico). However, I will scour the pages looking for "passed away"s and changing them to "died"s, and reposition badly placed "however"s (like the one at the start of this sentence). -User Retired

Articles needed[edit]

The following articles have been requested to be created.

  • The history of the people of Mora, NM.
  • The entire discography and singles history of Al Hurricane is greatly lacking.

Articles Needing Attention[edit]

The following articles have been requested for improvement.

  • Glenwood, New Mexico - The box on the page right with geographic and town details needs fixing.
  • Al Hurricane - "La Leyenda" of New Mexico music had the article about him deleted back May of last year. A few editors, with good abilities in sourcing, have come together to rebuild it. It needs all the help it can get. There's plenty of information on this important figure in reputable music sources.

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